The Friends of the Rosie Hospital are raising money to help make the Rosie a more comfortable environment for mothers and babies. So far in 2021 we have raised over £280.

We are taking part in some Virtual craft fairs this year

Cambridge Craft Festival on 5th June from 10am

By using our online store you will be avoiding the crowded shops and keeping yourself 2m away from other shoppers. You can shop for new items here or donated items in our rosieinstitches2010 eBay charity store, and vintage knitting patterns on our facebook page. Please take a look at our extensive selection of jumpers and cardigans ideal to keep babies and children up to 4 years old toasty and warm through the autumn and winter.

Please also refer to our facebook page which is updated daily.

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New members are always welcome, whether to contribute financially, to join our team of knitters, provide transport for our volunteers or display a small selection of our wares. If you would like to donate some of your spare time while you are staying safe at home, pop over to our volunteering page for some ideas.

If you have been spending your lockdown spring cleaning, we are still welcoming donations of craft materials.
We need to find alternative storage space for the items we have for sale. If you have a garage or a shed that you are not making full use of would you consider letting it out to our charity.

Unfortunately, we are still unable to open our tea bar in Clinic 21 at The Rosie Hospital.


Restrictions put in place are being reconsidered. Some are being lifted but other areas may remain with visiting restrictions in place as the priority has to be the safety of patients.

All other visiting will stop – this is to include all inpatient areas, including the Antenatal and postnatal ward. The Rosie Hospital Facebook Page

Thank you for your continued support

The Dragon’s Apprentice Challenge

On Thursday 27th April Hazel Crabtree and Susan Howlett went to The Awards Ceremony for the finals of The Dragon’s Apprentice Challenge held at the Junction Cambridge. It was the first year this had been held in Cambridgeshire. There were three teams in the final two from St Ivo and one from St Mary’s Girls School. Although the St Ivo team raising money for us didn’t win they did win an award for the Best Display and Presentation. They were called The 7 Marketeers the team was made up of Tiago, Lewis, Freya, Jacob, Michael, Ben and Jordan. They gave a very good presentation and they raised £386 for The Friends of the Rosie. A very enjoyable evening again being able to promote Friends of the Rosie.

April News

The Friends of the Rosie Hospital are helping to make the Rosie a more comfortable environment for mothers and babies. If you have any toy stuffing or yarn we are in urgent need of your donation. For up-to-the minute information follow Rosie in Stitches facebook page.

We found out at our Annual General Meeting in March that during 2015 we spent £11,780.00 of your valuable donations on 3 apnoea monitors which help with babies’ breathing, 3 movable breast pumps and 10 cots.

The Tea Bar sold a massive £725.80 of knitted toys and clothes, nearly half of Rosie in Stitches total income. After expenses Rosie in Stitches income was £1,624.85.

Anna Shasha, Head of Midwifery, expressed her appreciation of the equipment we had bought. The wooden cots look lovely. She suggested that we could provide small things like transfers on walls which make a huge difference to the appearance of the rooms.

Read more on our AGM 2016 page . . .

Annual General Meeting 2016

Our profit for 2016 is currently at £500. Thank you for your custom at our recent stall at Addenbrooke’s where we raised a further £174 doubling our takings for the year. Please have a look at the items we have for sale on this website or find a stall near you, see below, where you can shop with us again.

Upcoming Stall dates

Tea Bar, Rosie Hospital Outpatient Clinic
Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm

Farmland Museum Craft Fair, CB25 9PQ
Monday 2nd May 10.30am to 4pm

We have some clothes and toys in our marketplace, use the links on our top navigation bar, but if you cannot find what you are looking for please send us an email at rosieinstitches@btinternet.com

We are registered for donations through eBay We have items for sale in our eBay Charity Store Rosieinstitches2010,  other eBay members can  also sell items to benefit the Rosie Hospital. There are affiliate links on the right. Go to their websites through ours by clicking on the shop you want. A percentage of your shopping bill will then come to The Friends of the Rosie Hospital as a donation.

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If you can improve our website, provide transport for our volunteers or display a small selection of our wares please contact a member of the committee.

Thank you for all your support.

Registered Charity Number 1036092

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